I have been a crafter for many years and love all things vintage and distressed and am hugely inspired by Tim Holtz. I love his products, he is a huge inspiration to me and I don't know where my crafting toady would be without distress !
For family reasons I have had to take a step away from blogging, designing for teams and magazines but crafting is never far from my heart . I have made a resolution , to allow myself a little time in blogland each week to indulge myself and was thrilled to earn this spot with my first blog post in 6 months . I love these stolen inky moments.
My style is mostly vintage and I do love my browns. I am always happy when my fingers are inky and crafting is definitely something that makes me happy.
My project for this theme, surprisingly has very little brown , but still a vintage feel - despite the splashes of colour - a rarity for me .
I started with one of the new Tim Holtz thickboard tags, medium size and set too creating layers of texture paste, distress paint and lots of yummy distress crayons.
I then added collage medium and layers of ephemera, scuffed and inked to add texture.
For the bursts of tropical colour I added some tropical blooms , coloured with abandoned coral..but did sneak a bit of walnut stain around the edges! Plenty of Idea-ology and some hand dyed seam binding complete my piece.
* * *Trace has created a tropical beauty that is sure to make you yearn for a warmer climate. If you want to learn more about her wonderful tag, click here to be taken to her blog. Once you are finished checking out all the eye candy you will find there, come on back and share your creation for the Out of the Cold challenge. You have lots of time as it is open until February 28th at 11:55 pm EST.